New South Wales
- Community Disability Alliance Hunter is a user-led disability support organisation run for a by people living with disability and their families. Membership is free.
- PDCN (Physical Disability Council of NSW) runs Peer Support Networks around New South Wales for people living with physical disability. Find out more.
- IDRS (Intellectual Disability Rights Network) runs a number of Peer Support Networks in and around Sydney for people living with intellectual disability and mothers living with intellectual disability. Find out more.
- People with Disability Australia runs Peer Support Networks in Sydney, Newcastle and Nepean/Blue Mountains. There are groups for the Deafblind community, people living with vision impairment or blindness, people living in assisted accommodation, people living with disability who identify as LGBTIQA, people living with HIV and people living with disability in CALD communities. Find out more
- NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (NSWCID) have Peer Support Network meetings for people living with disability in Bondi Junction on the last Thursday of each month, in Newcastle on the last Friday of each month, and meetings for people living with intellectual disability in Wagga Wagga on the last Monday of each month. For more information contact Tymon at email@example.com
- CID Connect is an online peer support network for people with disabilities and those who care for and support them. Here you can come together to get support, ask questions and learn about the changes to the disability support system in Australia. It’s free to join and easy to use. For more information contact Tymon at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Down Syndrome NSW runs UP! Clubs for adults with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities across areas of Sydney and NSW. For more information contact Flavio on (02) 9841 4444 or email email@example.com
To find an UP ! Club in your area
Diversity and Disability Alliance runs peer mentoring in CALD communities for people living with disability and families and friends. Contact Joyce 0431 430 871 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Now and Next Alumni (NANA) is the first Australasian Early Childhood Intervention peer network. Supported by Plumtree, it transforms families’ early experiences of self-direction through:
1. Innovative visioning and planning processes
2. Evidence based targeted learning experiences
3. Peer collective capacity building
4. Development of family leadership. Find out more about the network here
- Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation is Australia's peak body for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Fighting to find a cure for all affected children worldwide.
- Synapse Reconnections offers the opportunity to create personal networks between individuals with brain injury/brain disorders, as well as their family members or people within their support networks. The program provides people with an ongoing opportunity to share their experiences with a peer, or someone else who can understand and relate to the challenges that arise associated with brain injury/brain disorders. For more information contact Megan at email@example.com or call 1800 673 074
Cafe our Way is a First Peoples Disability Network initiative to provide a safe space for Aboriginal people living with disability and Elders to come together as a community, have a yarn, share stories and build relationships. Cafe our way provides an opportunity for people to learn about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) works and Community Connectors link participants with supports and services available in local communities. Find out more about Cafe our Way here
A new Peer Support Group in Penrith has formed. George Ayoub and PDCN (Physical Disability Council of NSW) Board Member, Kevin Finlayson noticed the need in the Penrith area for a Peer Support Group and have been working together with PDCN to organise and bring the group to fruition. The meetings will be held at the Penrith City Library Theatrette, please contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.